Crab Stuffed Flounder

Crab-stuffed flounder is a type of seafood dish in which flounder is stuffed with a mixture of crab meat and other ingredients such as breadcrumbs, herbs, spices, and cheese. The stuffed flounder is then baked or sauteed until the filling is hot and the fish is cooked through. This dish is often served with a sauce or a side of vegetables and is considered a delicacy by many seafood lovers.

Crab Stuffed Flounder


You can use any type of crab meat that you prefer for making stuffed flounder. The most commonly used types are:
Claw meat: This type of crab meat has a sweet and delicate flavor. It's usually cheaper than other types of crab meat and is often used in salads and dips.
Lump meat: Lump meat comes from the body of the crab and is usually the most expensive type of crab meat. It has a sweet, delicate flavor and is great for dishes where you want crab to be the main ingredient.
Backfin meat: This type of crab meat is a combination of claw meat and lump meat and has a slightly coarser texture than lump meat. It's often used in dishes where you want the crab flavor to be present, but not as pronounced as in dishes made with lump meat.
Ultimately, the type of crab meat you use will depend on your personal preference and the dish you're making. All three types of crab meat will work well in a stuffed flounder recipe.


Crab imperial is a popular stuffing for many types of fish, including:
Sole: Sole is a delicate, mild-flavored fish that works well with crab imperial.
Tilapia is an establishment-fleshed fish that holds up well when stuffed. Its mild flavor complements the sweetness of the crab meat.
Trout: Trout is a flavorful fish that can stand up to the richness of crab imperial.
Red snapper: Red snapper is a firm, flaky fish that has a mild flavor that works well with the sweetness of crab imperial.
Cod: Cod is a mild-flavored fish that is widely available and works well with crab imperial.
These are just a few examples of fish that can be stuffed with crab imperial. Experiment with different types of fish to see which you like best.


To make the imperial sauce, you can follow the recipe I provided in my previous answer. It involves mixing mayonnaise, sour cream, Dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (optional) in a bowl, and then refrigerating the sauce for at least 30 minutes before serving.

What is Crab Imperial?

Crab Imperial is a dish made with crab meat and a creamy sauce, typically made with mayonnaise, breadcrumbs, and seasonings. It's often served as a main dish or as a topping for baked potatoes or vegetables. The crab meat is usually mixed with the sauce and then baked until golden and bubbly. Some variations may include other ingredients such as cheese, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and herbs. It's a popular dish in coastal regions and is often served in seafood restaurants.

What temperature should stuffed flounder be cooked to?

Crab Stuffed Flounder

Stuffed flounder should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). To ensure that the flounder is fully cooked and safe to eat, you can use a meat thermometer to check the temperature in the thickest part of the fish. This temperature should be maintained for at least 15 seconds before removing the flounder from the heat source. It's important to cook seafood thoroughly to reduce the risk of foodborne illness.

Is Flounder the same as Fluke?

Yes, flounder and fluke are the same species of fish. They are both members of the Pleuronectidae family and are found in the Atlantic Ocean. The terms "flounder" and "fluke" are often used interchangeably, although they may refer to different species of fish in some regions. In the United States, flounder typically refers to the species Paralichthys dentatus, while fluke is commonly used to describe the species Hippoglossus hippoglossus. Both species are prized for their mild, delicate flavor and tender flesh, and are popular in seafood cuisine.

Here is a recipe for crab-stuffed flounder:


  • 4 flounder fillets
  • 1 pound crabmeat, cooked and flaked
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Crab Stuffed Flounder


Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
In a medium bowl, mix together crabmeat, mayonnaise, breadcrumbs, egg, thyme, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
Place a flounder fillet on a cutting board and spread 2-3 tablespoons of the crab mixture over the top. Roll up the fillet and place it in a greased baking dish. Repeat with the remaining fillets and crab mixture.
In a small saucepan, melt the adulation and olive oil painting together. Pour the mixture over the stuffed flounder.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the fish is cooked through and the stuffing is golden brown.
Serve your crab stuffed flounder with a side of vegetables or a salad for a delicious and satisfying meal. Enjoy!